>> Wright County authorities will continue their search today for a male teen in the Crow River at Howard Lake. According to reports, the teen jumped into the river Monday and never resurfaced. The National Weather Service says the Crow River is still running higher than normal this time of year.
>> Authorities have identified the young girl who died Sunday while swimming in Lake Elmo. Six-year old Ghia Vue of St. Paul was pulled from a lake at the Washington County Park Reserve on Sunday. Safety officials remind family members and friends to remain alert when swimming with young children this summer.
>> An accident in the metro caused a rush hour nightmare this morning for drivers on 35-W. The Star Tribune reports a semi loaded with turkeys rolled over where the freeway meets with 694 in Arden Hills, forcing lane closures. MN-DOT says the lanes are open again and that some of the turkeys didn’t survive.
>> A wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of a former Wild hockey player against the NHL has been thrown out by a federal judge in Chicago. The judge ruled that the parents of Derek Boogaard failed to register as agents for his estate and failed to show how the hockey league was negligent. Boogaard died from a drug overdose in 2011. The suit claimed the painkillers were prescribed by league doctors.
>> Former State Senator Vicki Jensen from Owatonna is the first Democrat to officially enter the race for U-S House in Minnesota’s First Congressional District. Jensen says with all the “uncertainty and dysfunction” in Congress, people need someone with roots in the district “who understands the issues and works hard to ensure our rural communities don’t get left behind.” Congressman Tim Walz is running for governor instead of for re-election to the U-S House. Republican Jim Hagedorn, who lost to Walz in the last election, is running again in the First District.
>> Despite the president’s announced plans to exit the Paris Climate Accord, Minnesota is joining a number of other states committing to uphold the accord’s goals. Governor Mark Dayton says Minnesota will aim to reduce carbon emissions nearly 30-percent from 2005 levels. Among the states that are part of the U-S Climate Alliance: Washington, New York and California.